Water Management Training
Post-acute and long-term care facilities provide care and services to vulnerable populations who may become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases. Healthcare facilities are integral to the health and well-being of the communities and residents they serve. In order to maintain daily operations and care services, healthcare facilities need to develop an effective water management plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facility’s normal water supply. The water management course will provide post-acute and long-term care facilities with information on what a water management plan is, how to identify the elements of an effective water management program, and how to develop and maintain a comprehensive water management program in your facility.
Audience: appropriate for both NF, as is required by regulation, and as best practices for AL.
- Describe what a water management plan is.
- Identify elements of an effective water management program.
- Discuss how to develop and maintain a comprehensive water management program for your facility.
Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP
Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association
Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Senior Manager, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association (AHCA). She joined the AHCA family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control. Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years. She is an active member in the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses. Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.
Linda Behan, BSN, RN, CWCN, CIC
Sr. Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Genesis HealthCare
Linda Behan BSN, RN, CIC is the Corporate Senior Director of Infection Prevention and Control for Genesis HealthCare. Linda has been certified in infection prevention and control for over 10 years. She leads a team of Infection Preventionists in developing policies and procedures as well as developing and delivering education across the company. Linda serves on the APIC Professional Development Committee and frequently presents at healthcare and professional organization conferences.
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